Montgomery’s Alderman to Retire

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Alderman Hodges cutting the ribbon at the dedication of Montgomery Town Square in June of 2013.

It was announced several days ago that our Alderman in Ward 1, Dale Hodges, has decided not to seek re-election this October. Alderman Hodges has represented Montgomery in city government for 30 years and is very well known in the community. hodgesMCA president, Marilyn Wannamaker, made the following statement on behalf of the community association: “I would like to express our deepest thanks to Alderman Hodges for his ongoing support of Montgomery and his willingness to become involved in all kinds of issues facing our community. His historical understanding of current events will be especially missed. I wish Alderman Hodges and his wife Yvonne all the best as they create the next chapter in their lives.”

For more information about Mr. Hodges and his contributions to city government, click here. As this election shapes up, we’ll be making every effort to keep this website up to date about scheduled candidate forums and other information of importance to voters.

MCA Casino August 29-30: Volunteers Still Needed

The community association’s two-day casino stint at Elbow River is happening August 29 and 30.  This is the single-most significant fundraising opportunity for the community and it comes around only about every 18 months.  There are a few volunteer slots that still need to be filled:

August 29, 11:15-19:00, cashier and chip runner

August 30, 18:30-Aug. 31, 2:30 a.m., cashier (2 slots to fill)

Want more information or to volunteer for one of these shifts?  Call the MCA at 403-247-3116 or e-mail Janine at manager@mcapeople.ca .

Update (August 26):  We’ve filled all of the shifts for the casino!  Thanks to all our volunteers for stepping up to help.

Community Garden Update

Deer in the Garden,  Aug 2, 2013

Deer in the Garden, Aug 2, 2013

The garden is so enticingly lush right now that urban wildlife can’t resist it.  This guy (gal?) was enjoying beet tops this week, and not in any hurry to leave, even when shooed.